Pictured: Man, 36, who was hacked to death with an axe in the street as murder ...

Pictured: Man, 36, who was hacked to death with an axe in the street as murder suspect is sectioned 'Shocking' attack occurred around midnight in Partington, Greater Manchester  Ryan Lowry was chased down the street before he was attacked with the axe  A 31-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act, said police 

By Luke Andrews and James Wood For Mailonline

Published: 09:41 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 09:42 GMT, 1 March 2020

A 36-year-old man who was hacked to death with an axe has been pictured for the first time.

Ryan Lowry was chased down the street and attacked at around midnight in Partington, Greater Manchester, where a crime scene was in place yesterday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act, police have said.

His attacker also damaged a number of parked cars and rang the police to report the incident before fleeing the scene. 

Ryan Lowry, 36, was chased down the street and killed with an axe in Partington, Manchester

Ryan Lowry, 36, was chased down the street and killed with an axe in Partington, Manchester

A 31-year-old man has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Pictured is the scene yesterday

A 31-year-old man has been detained under the

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